About Matthew Smith
Matt Smith is a Partner in the Paris Office of McKinsey & Company. He currently serves as the firm’s Chief Learning Officer, responsible for learning and development strategy and execution for more than 30,000 colleagues globally.
Matt has published several articles on organizational and talent topics, including “How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire” (Harvard Busines Review, 2016), “The Hidden Value of Organizational Health” (McKinsey Quarterly, 2014), “Fit-for-Purpose Go-to-Market Model (lead article in the book Finding the Edge, 2012), and “Beyond Hiring: An Integrated Approach to Talent Management” (McKinsey on Government, 2011). He was the research director for the book Talent Wins (Charan, Barton, and Carey, 2018). Matt is a member of The Conference Board EMEA Learning and Development Council, the Consortium for Advancing Adult Learning and Development, and the Enterprise Learning
Council. Matt serves as Master Faculty for McKinsey’s learning programs, and previously was senior faculty for McKinsey’s “Change Leaders Forum” program where he brought his research and experience in change management to senior executives across sectors. He has taught courses on talent management and learning and development at Cornell University in the U.S. and Tsinghua University in China.
Matt has a B.A. degree from Harvard University and a Master of Professional Services degree in Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He lives in Paris, France with his wife Lauren and two sons, Nate (9) and Aaron (4).
About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For more than 90 years, their primary objective has been to serve as their clients’ most trusted external advisor. With consultants in 133 cities in 66 countries, across industries and functions, they bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. They work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities, and drive successful execution.
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